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Design Management (Hons), B.A.

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  • 36 months
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The BA Design Management (Hons) offered at the University of the Arts London (UAL) is a practice-based course where you will apply critical thinking and design research methods to a range of projects and collaborations, that address social, business and environmental needs.

About

Study design management and global cultures from the unique perspective of a communication, design and media institution. 

The BA Design Management (Hons) offered at the University of the Arts London (UAL)  is structured to provide you with an introductory year where you gain the essential skills and knowledge practices required for your discipline.

This includes an introduction to design management and the creative and cultural industries and an exploration of design cultures and its relationship to a variety of themes – global, commercial, technological, subcultural and institutional.

The course supports the development of critical thinking and writing skills to express yourself, technical and design skills to communicate your ideas and management skills to locate them in the public realm.

In year two, you will undertake a collaborative project with other courses and external institutions. This will place an increased emphasis on participatory and collaborative design approaches, global perspectives, research methods and the development of your personal vision and career objectives.

In the third year, you will complete an extended piece of written work and embark on an individual major project, which you will promote using your knowledge of marketing communications.

Career opportunities

BA Design Management (Hons) encourages the development of innovative design thinking and the exploration of your own creative vision. We aim to prepare you to graduate as active creatives who will use design as a driver for positive cultural, social, business and environmental change.

Career opportunities for graduates include:

  • Design consultants, managers, researchers, facilitators, entrepreneurs and project managers.
  • Careers within museums, galleries, auction houses, retail, journalism, publishing, education, advertising, marketing, arts administration, PR and events.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Design Management and Cultures 
  • Contextual and Theoretical Studies
  • Creative Industries and Economy
  • Locating Design Management and Cultures
  • Projects and Practices 
  • Design Principles 
  • Professional Practices
  • Marketing Communications and Cultures 
  • Interdisciplinary Projects and Practices 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

64 UCAS tariff points, which can be made up of one or a combination of the following accepted full level 3 qualifications:

  • A Levels at grade C or above (preferred subjects include: English; History; Media; Business; Art and Design, or other subjects within Social Sciences).
  • Pass at Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (Level 3 or 4).
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects: Art and Design, IT & Computing, Media).
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma.
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma (preferred subject: Digital and Creative Media, Film and Production, Computing, Humanities).
  • OR equivalent EU/International qualifications
  • And 3 GCSE passes at grade 4 or above (grade A*-C).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19930 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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